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Sixteenth Air Force
Sixteenth Air Force Airmen mentor youth during San Antonio-area DreamWeek Luncheon
January 30, 2023
— Martin Luther King, Jr. day has passed, but several Sixteenth Air Force Airmen extended the vision of his dream to students in the San Antonio community during a DreamWeek event hosted by the Cibolo Enrichment Foundation Jan. 18...
Mentoring – A service to our country
January 9, 2023
— As the new year starts, many people make resolutions to improve their lives, whether it’s by going to the gym, stopping smoking, or just using the stairs instead of the elevator. This year, try getting involved with your community by mentoring. Mentoring benefits both the giver and receiver with the exchange of knowledge, perspective and accomplishment...
Sixteenth Air Force represents United States during NATO cyber defense exercise
December 19, 2022
— Sixteenth Air Force was the lead representative for the United States for participation in the NATO-hosted Cyber Coalition 2022 exercise, conducted Nov. 28 through Dec. 2, 2022, in Tallinn, Estonia...
Sixteenth Air Force historians recognized for helping veterans
December 14, 2022
— H. Kelly Ammerman, director of U.S. Special Operations Command Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition), and Noel Hike Jr., Outreach, Transition, and Economic Development-Veteran Affairs Central Office, VA Liaison-USSOCOM, visited the Sixteenth Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland on a special mission Nov. 9, 2022. ...
Secretary of the Air Force participates in cybersecurity event
November 10, 2022
— Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall met with Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy, commander of Sixteenth Air Force, during his visit to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Nov. 4-5, 2022. ...
Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Empowering Airmen on cybersecurity
October 12, 2022
— October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort between the U.S. government including Sixteenth Air Force and private industry to raise awareness about online security to protect personal information and communication tools used for work, family and friends...
Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) commander flies a Compass Call
September 21, 2022
— U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Kennedy, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) commander, visited the 55th Electronic Combat Group and flew the EC-130H Compass Call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Sept. 14, 2022...
Sixteenth Air Force Airmen RISE UP, LIFT UP to mentor Uvalde students
August 9, 2022
— Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) Airmen took time to RISE UP to mentor and LIFT UP students during two cybersecurity education camps held in June and July at the El Progreso Memorial Library in Uvalde, Texas...
Air Force Service Cryptologic Component Commander authority enables strategic competition
August 1, 2022
— U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) commander, wears six symbolic hats; these “hats” represent actual authorities under his command and range from operating and defending the U.S. Air Force Internet to presenting personnel to U.S. Cyber Command in support of cyber missions. Of these authorities only one, the Service Cryptologic Component (SCC), makes him the U.S. Air Force lead for cryptologic activities...
The first Information Warfare Numbered Air Force welcomes new commander
July 25, 2022
— Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber), welcomed U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Kennedy, while bidding farewell to its first commander, Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland July 21...
Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) welcomes new deputy commander
June 21, 2022
— Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) welcomed Brig. Gen. (Select) Melissa Stone June 14, 2022. Stone replaces Brig. Gen. Bradley Pyburn as the Sixteenth Air Force deputy commander, responsible for the operations of more than 44,000 personnel conducting worldwide operations. ...
Sixteenth Air Force engages with San Antonio Chamber’s Cybersecurity and Military Affairs Councils
June 15, 2022
— The San Antonio Chamber’s Cybersecurity and Military Affairs Councils joint meeting welcomed several guest speakers from Sixteenth Air Force and the 688th Cyberspace Wing at Port San Antonio June 1...
Sixteenth Air Force Mission Modernization Office ready for multi-cloud customers
March 10, 2022
— The Sixteenth Air Force’s (Air Forces Cyber) Mission Modernization Office is one of 17 agencies charged with acting as a broker for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance units and programs working to migrate to the cloud via services provided by the Central Intelligence Agency as a part of the Intelligence Community multi-cloud contract Commercial Cloud Enterprise...
Sixteenth Air Force Airmen mentor next cyber generation
March 2, 2022
— At this year’s Texas Mayor’s Cyber Cup and College Fair in San Antonio Feb. 19, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) Airmen engaged with local youth to talk about the Information Warfare Numbered Air Force’s national security mission, as well as explain what a career as a cyber or intelligence professional may look like...
SecAF, CSAF visit Sixteenth Air Force to discuss capabilities in gray zone warfare
February 7, 2022
— Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown Jr., visited Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Feb. 2 to learn more about the numbered air force’s capabilities in gray zone warfare...
557th Weather Wing's Mission Defense Team working to achieve IOC
January 11, 2022
— Franklin D. Kramer, former assistant secretary of defense, wrote in the Cyberpower and National Security publication that the United States must create an effective national and international strategic framework for the development and use of cyber as part of an overall national security strategy. Since that publication, the 557th Weather Wing, under direction from Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, is doing just that with their Mission Defense Team. ...
Sixteenth Air Force leaders discuss future of information warfare
November 30, 2021
— Sixteenth Air Force leaders, various wing command teams, and group command teams gathered in-person and virtually at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Nov. 8-9 to meet and discuss the future of the Air Force’s only Information Warfare command. ...
Sixteenth Air Force leaders talk information warfare at Alamo AFCEA
November 30, 2021
— Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) leaders gathered with cyber, intelligence, and industry professionals to exchange insights on current developments in cyberspace, future challenges in transforming to multi-domain operations strategically, and military cyber and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance operations battlespace in the future at the AFCEA Alamo Chapter Event in San Antonio Nov. 15-18...
Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) vice commander visits 363rd ISR Wing
November 5, 2021
— Col. Eric Mack, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing commander, greets Maj. Gen. David Gaedecke, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) vice commander, during an immersion tour, Oct. 29, 2021, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. ...
INSPIRE-ing women: Program helps women attain professional, leadership goals
August 20, 2021
— A program at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is helping empower women at Sixteenth Air Force in developing both their professional and leadership skills through mentorship, career-building, and community activities...